Antonio Cromartie announces his retirement

Getty Images

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie didn’t play at all in the NFL in 2017 and he won’t be playing in the NFL in 2018, 2019 or any other year either.

In a post to Instagram on Monday, Cromartie announced that he is retiring from the NFL. He last played in four games for the Colts in 2016 before getting cut, something his wife suggested came because Cromartie took a knee during the national anthem. Cromartie said he thought he went unsigned last year for the same reason, but it didn’t come up in his farewell post.

“Today is the day I️ knew I️ would eventually have to face, but one I never wanted to accept,” Cromartie wrote. “After 27 years of playing football, today I say farewell. God blessed me with the opportunity to play in the NFL for 11 years, and after much consideration and prayer, I’d like to officially announce my retirement.”

Cromartie went on to thank the Chargers, Cardinals and Jets along with his coaches, agents and wife for their support during his career. Cromartie started his career as the 19th overall pick of the 2006 draft, spent four years with the Chargers and made first-team All-Pro in 2007. He spent four more years with the Jets, moved on to Arizona for one season and returned to the Jets in 2015 for his last full season in the league.

13 responses to “Antonio Cromartie announces his retirement

  1. Maybe he can now spend more time with,”his family”.That could be a full time job. For the record, Antonio still has more combined Super Bowl rings and children than Tom Brady- who he famously trolled during the fun Rex Ryan era.

  2. The Chargers blew-out Cromartie. They blew out Josh lambo. They blew out Eric Weddle. They blew out Rodney Harrison. They blew out Drew Brees. They blew out Junior Seau. They blew out Bobby Ross. Who’s next? They’re sort of a ‘farm team’ for the NFL.

  3. guyjuneguyjune – i said it all year long. If the Chargers kept Lambo, they would’ve made the playoffs this year. But so many people were so petty over the fact that he was seen laughing with Sea Bass after a loss, so they got what they deserved. “oh our kicker isn’t a competitor, blah blah” lol it cracked me up how bent people got about that. First, Sea Bass is a funny guy. He’s an idol in the kicker community. Second, Lambo was the only Charger who actually did his job well that day. Third, Janikowski was the one who actually missed a kick that day, but because his team won he’s allowed to smile and converse with his peers, while Lambo was supposed to run to the locker room with his head down and contemplate suicide or something?

    The things people get worked up about is just absurd. Charger fans got what they wished for, that “loser” Lambo was run out of town. Then Younghoe Koo and whoever else they recycled off the trash heap this year literally kept them from making the playoffs while Lambo went 19 / 20 on a team that went to the AFC Championship game.

    Classic Chargers.

  4. @halfcentaur said: “The things people get worked up about is just absurd. Charger fans got what they wished for, that “loser” Lambo was run out of town. Then Younghoe Koo and whoever else they recycled off the trash heap this year literally kept them from making the playoffs while Lambo went 19 / 20 on a team that went to the AFC Championship game. Classic Chargers.”

    Agree with you, 100%

  5. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    March 5, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    Sorry, but retirement from the game does not absolve you from child support…Hope you have a good gig lined up somewhere

    —————————

    Actually he probably will get his payments significantly reduced if he goes to court and can demonstrate that he no longer has an NFL income. I would assume he’ll do that if he hasn’t already. Also are you actually sorry? I would imagine the guy’s probably made millions more in his life than you have so he’ll be ok

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!